Rennie: Urgent action needed to close census data gap

Responding to the news that the Scottish Government will extend the census deadline by a month after a quarter of Scots failed to respond, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Willie Rennie said: 

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Chamberlain questions minister over ‘broken’ Ukrainian visa system

North East Fife MP Wendy Chamberlain has questioned the migration minister over the situation facing Ukrainian refugees seeking to come to the UK. She secured an urgent question over numerous concerns about the operation of Visa Application Centres. She also raised the case of two children who have finally been granted permission to come to North East Fife more than a month after their family first applied.

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Lib Dems will defend local care services from an SNP takeover

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today declared that Scottish Liberal Democrat councillors will defend local care services from a takeover by the Scottish Government which would see local accountability, control and innovation put at risk.

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Douglas Ross previously championed parking levy that he now opposes

Responding to reports in the Daily Record that Douglas Ross previously championed a workplace parking levy for Moray council workers, a scheme he now opposes, Scot Lib Dem MSP Willie Rennie said:

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Government mired in murky business as steel firm raided

Commenting in response to the offices of Liberty Steel being raided by the Serious Fraud Office, Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Willie Rennie said:

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Care home ruling will send shiver down spines of Scottish ministers

Responding to the court ruling on discharging patients into care homes in England, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Put teachers and councils in charge of Scottish education

As he visits Aberdeenshire, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has condemned the SNP’s record on education and set out a series of proposals for tackling two years of disruption and fifteen years of SNP neglect, including strengthening ASN provision and giving more powers to schools.  

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Breast cancer screenings drop more than 40%

Responding to new Public Health Scotland figures showing that the number of cases of breast cancer detected by screening fell by 41.7% in the first year of the Covid pandemic, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Statistics show poverty-related development gap at age 2

Responding to official statistics showing development concerns are recorded for 23% of two-year-olds in the most deprived areas, compared to 9% of two-year-olds in the least deprived areas, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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Stone calls for support for small football clubs and fan-led review of Scottish football

Jamie Stone, Far North MP and Liberal Democrat spokesperson for sport, has called for the UK Government to consult and support smaller football clubs as it implements the recommendations of the independent fan-led review of football governance and called for a similar review to take place in Scotland.

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